Accession Number : ADP000222

Title :   Computer Generated/Synthesized Imagery (CGSI),


Personal Author(s) : Graf,Carl P. ; Baldwin,Dorothy M.

Report Date : 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : Feasibility has been demonstrated for a hybrid simulation approch which merges two technologies. Computer Generated Imagery (CGI) and Computer Synthesized Imagery (CSI), to form Computer Generated Synthesized Imagery (CGSI). This approach holds promise as a cost-effective, attainable method of providing real-time, high detail imagery for visual and/or other sensors, such as FLIR. A videotape for a nap-of-the-earth flight was generated, demonstrating the fidelity and mobility that can be achieved using this CGSI hybrid approach. A description of the approach will be provided along with selected video frames. Critical features which were demonstrated include: merging of the two technologies, vertical movement for target acquisition and landing, horizontal movement towards and away from objects, dynamic occlting of 3-D objects, dynamic smoke and dust, and color visual and IR imagery.

Descriptors :   *Hybrid simulation, *Visual aids, *Computer graphics, Optical images, Image processing, Computerized simulation, Data bases, Cost effectiveness, Synthesis, Pictures, Terrain, Man machine systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE